Saturday, March 23, 2013

An end in sight..?

'There's many a slip 'twixt cup and lip...' 

I'm not going to say too much on a social media site, especially as I seem to be attracting spammers, if the last six comments are anything to go by. All I will say is, our current homeless state might be coming to an end fairly soon. More news to follow in a couple weeks, perhaps.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Back in the USA

We made it back here, safe and sound, after an uneventful journey. Airport security is still a pain in the fundamental. I wouldn't say it's intrusive and invasive of privacy, but the pat-down guy at Amsterdam Schipol didn't even offer to buy me dinner after the going-over he gave me!

Anyways...  Baggage handlers managed to damage the wheels on one suitcase, but the contents survived. I made a cursory inspection of the figures I brought with me, and apart from one figure bent over on his base and a bent rifle on another, there doesn't appear to be too much damage. Double varnishing helps protect paintwork, and is well worth doing.

The Mem-sahib and I are both getting over jet lag, and are busy house-hunting. We're living out of suitcases until we find somewhere to live, so gaming is right off the menu for a while. More here once we get settled. A J out.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Back to the USA

We're off home to America tomorrow. I'm looking forward to seeing our friends again, although I'll miss family and friends here in England. Plans are afoot. With luck and a following wind, we'll have somewhere to live and actual employment. We'll see.

Packing is almost complete. I had to think hard about what I can take. In the end I plumped for my Darkest Africa collection of Belgian Force Publique, Zanzibari slavers, sailors, African civilians and Colonial types. The Zanzibari in particular will be useful. Added to the existing figures I have, they'll pose more of a challenge to the British garrison of Ukraziland and their Belgian counterparts. I'm planning to set-up an equivalent Belgian colony for the latter to find fame or notoriety in. Details to follow.

I found some space for a couple of SF vehicles and a neat 10mm scale house for AVBCW, along with some paints and brushes I was given for Xmas. Some other odds and ends will be mailed to me at a later date, once we're settled.

So, that's it for a while. This station is going off the air until the weekend. As Ed Morrow used to say, "Goodnight, and good luck!"


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